Travel Deep On the Cheap with Technology and Mindfulness

How to Spin the World Around and travel the world of nature and culture both deeply and cheaply
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  • Lectures 54
  • Length 6.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

Become a travel expert and save thousands of dollars on your next trip as you live like a local anywhere in the world! You will learn to travel hack your way to the cheapest airfare, find the cheapest accommodations or stay for free with locals, and discover all of the internet social networks that will help you meet new people along the way. With a smartphone as your personal travel agent and a mindfulness practice covering experiential journaling and awareness exercises, you will learn to explore the world around you and the world inside yourself in ways that will make your travel experience life-changing. Included as the course textbook is the full-length eBook, "How to Spin the World Around: With Cheap Travel, Technology and Mindfulness" authored by the course instructor. The course is structured as a series of lectures delivered from beautiful places and reinforced with quizzes, worksheet exercises, and a website cheat sheet to list out all of the sites mentioned in this course. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or about to leave home for the first time, you will learn a lot from this course about the latest and greatest ways to travel the world.

What are the requirements?

  • You will want to have internet access to visit the various online tools for travel from either a smartphone, tablet, or computer

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Determine your travel dream; see how opportunity can help you seize your dreams; and explore out-of-the-box ways to manifest your dream to travel the world
  • Understand what do to before leaving home, including reducing expenses, setting up passive income streams, and packing for world travel
  • Use intentions, an awareness/mindfulness practice, gratitude, positive thinking, and journaling to get more out of travel
  • Understand passports, visas, and immigration restrictions, as well as cash, currency exchange, and bank card tips while abroad
  • Understand how to make your smartphone world-travel ready, use it for communication worldwide, and have an arsenal of travel apps to help you along the way
  • Find the cheapest flight tickets with specific online tools and strategies, and also know the best ways to use ground transportation
  • Learn about specific methods to secure alternative sleeping accomodations besides hotels and hostels, including options that allow you to stay with locals for free.
  • Understand why not knowing a foreign language shouldn't hold you back from world travel, how to be comfortable traveling alone or in a group setting, and how to interact with people of foreign cultures
  • Capture your experiences with better travel photographs and journaling exercises
  • Find new friends or even get a date abroad
  • Plan your itinerary with simple templates

What is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for both new travelers who want to understand the basics of world travel as well as experienced travelers looking for the latest tools to cut costs and meet locals
  • This course is probably not for you if money is no object, you wish to only visit tourist attractions, and you are not interested in local culture.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: The Journey Is the Destination
03:56

The basics of this course.

105 pages

The textbook for this course, as well as a single workbook that contains all worksheets used in the lectures with a website cheat sheet containing all websites in the course in one place. Each chapter in the book relates to a section in this course.

04:30

An overview of travel dreams, and a worksheet to make yours concrete. Also, the PDF of the textbook for this course is provided with this lecture.

02:03

How the universe can provide an opportunity for you to manifest your dream.

04:26

Opportunities to travel through a job or studies.

03:43

A few words about money and how the universe provides.

07:12

Don't know where you want to go? Discover how Kayak Explore and Skyscanner can give you an opportunity to travel by showing you the cheapest flights from any given origin city.

07:11

Mindful awareness allows us to manifest our dreams. Attached to this lecture is a guided meditation for manifestation. Close your eyes and visualize your trip as you listen to the guided meditation. Use headphones because the mp3 includes binaural beats.

The Journey is the Destination
10 questions
Section 2: Leave it All Behind
07:57

Specific suggestions and web sites to help you leave home and make money from your home while you are away from it.

03:49

Specific ways to minimize expenses as you travel by eliminating costs back home, as well as a worksheet.

02:00

Suggestions on making passive income while you are gone.

06:09

Suggestions and a worksheet on packing for your journey.

04:59

An overview of travel health insurance and why it's a good idea, especially for some countries.

10:15

Everything you need to know to find out everything you need to know about immigration policy for visiting each country.

05:05

Tips on currency conversion, stashing money, as well as ATMs and credit cards.

Leave it All Behind
13 questions
Section 3: Smartphone - Your Right-Hand Man and Travel Agent
05:06

The best kind of phone to have for world travel, and how to configure it so that you can more easily stay in touch with locals around the world.

02:54

An overview of smartphone and tablet apps.

06:21

Tools that let you communicate with others on your smartphone or tablet without a SIM card.

05:30

Smartphone photography is the wave of the future. Make the most of it with these suggestions and apps.

05:23

Two great tools from google, and three other apps that will keep you on top of travel times, expenses, and the stars in the sky.

02:37

Four handy travel apps, overviewed.

07:01

Apps with user-provided content to teach you about travel destinations and replace old-school tour books.

Smartphone - Your Right-Hand Man and Travel Agent
21 questions
Section 4: Sleep for Cheap and Become a Local Anywhere
02:32

Why would you want to live like a local in every city around the world?

03:10

Facebook: the world's most popular social network.

04:30

The #1 web site and social network to meet locals and stay with them for free anywhere in the world.

12:41

How to make the most effective Couchsurfing requests.

04:33

The leading pay-to-stay-with-locals web site and social network.

04:21

Other web sites that provide accomodation options that are different than traditional hotels.

04:33

Some tips and web sites for finding hotels and hostels while you travel.

04:51

Several popular social networking sites that specialize in connecting travelers so they can have experiences together while they travel.

03:13

Two dating apps that will help you find a dinner date or a night on the town with a companion abroad.

Sleep for Cheap and Become a Local Anywhere
12 questions
Section 5: Transportation - Traverse Cheaply
04:00

An overview of the different ways to get from point A to point B, and why doing it by air is cheaper than ever before.

02:02

Why overnight travel options might sometimes be a good idea.

03:15

Ideas and suggestions to book tickets for a one-way around-the-world flight path.

05:10

The most popular and most useful tools for finding the cheapest flight deals online.

13:27

How the price can vary depending on where and how you pay for your tickets, and how to pay less.

04:35

Tips for frequent flyers and those who travel on airlines in the USA.

19:18

See all the ways that you can add many more destinations to your journey for free!

12:08

Go through a case study on booking a one-way around-the-world flight path using the tips outlined in previous lectures.

14:31

The conclusion of a simulated booking of around-the-world airfare.

05:00

The options for traversing once you are at a given destination

Transportation - Traverse Cheaply
17 questions
Section 6: Being Present - Making the most of the Moment
03:07

How your expectations can shape your experience.

06:51

Travel the world to experience culture that you aren't used to, and have fun in the process.

04:45

The culture for public displays of affection is quite different depending on where you are in the world.

02:10

A discussion of the perceived difference between these two concepts.

03:39

The pros and cons of traveling solo and in groups.

07:46

The key to creating a high-vibration reality

08:26

Yes, you can travel solo as a woman! Empower yourself with several tips and suggestions that can help any female take the world by storm.

Being Present - Making the most of the Moment
17 questions
Section 7: Journaling - Capturing Your Life Story
05:59

Journaling does much more than capture the moments. It can help also you live the moments more deeply.

02:29

Get some tips and exercises to journal effectively, and worksheets to go along with them.

04:25

Share your experiences with others in real time through social networks and blogs.

03:11

Write off your trip by publishing your journals and reflections in a memoir or on a blog.

Section 8: Itinerary Planning
Article

Some templates that can help you clearly outline your trip, your flights, and what happened during your trip in the world news.

Section 9: External Resources
Article

The web site for this course, which has a newsletter for ongoing tips and updates.

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Instructor Biography

Russell Eric Dobda, Travel, Technology, and Meditation Expert

Russell Eric Dobda circled the planet to visit 24 countries on 38 flights that averaged less than $100 each while he slept for free and lived an inspiring yearlong adventure. He had the time of his life without knowing a soul yet lived like a local everywhere he went. Along the way, he developed a system that others can use to see the world on a shoestring and create rich experiences at the same time. With half of Americans letting vacation days go to waste, Russell can use his expertise to help them enjoy the vacation they never they thought they could afford. He is an expert on how to make the most of travel technology and how to travel mindfully.

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